Tales from the Town of Widows

CHF 18.50

Canon, James

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One Sunday morning! a band of guerrillas comes to Mariquita and takes all the men away! leaving behind only the priest and a fair-skinned boy disguised as a little girl. Without men! the small Colombian mountain village becomes a sinking wasteland filled with women resigned to food shortages! littered streets! and mourning. But Rosalba viuda de Patiño! wife of the former police sergeant! envisions a different future for the town of widows. Declaring herself magistrate! she promises to instill law and order! and restore the failing economy and infrastructure—and proceeds to create a utopia far greater than any revolutionary’s imagined ideal society. Deft! rich! and darkly humorous! Tales from the Town of Widows marks the arrival of an unforgettable new literary talent. …